My 2019 Publications and Talks: Updated


updated 12 November 2019

All my 2019 publications and selected talks after the jump …


Pielke, Jr., R. and M. Pape, 2019. Science, Sport, Sex, and the Case of Caster Semenya, Issues in Science and Technology, Fall.

Pielke Jr., R. 2019.  After Peak Football: Trends in and Scenarios for the Future of America’s Most Popular Sport. SportRxiv 10.31236/

Pielke Jr., R., S. Harris, J. Adler, S. Sutherland, R. Houser and J. McCabe. 2019. An Evaluation of the Governance of US National Governing Bodies for Olympic Sport. European Sport Management Quarterly. (Twitter thread on the paper)

McAneney, J., B. Sandercock, R. Crompton, T. Mortlock, R. Musulin, R. Pielke, Jr., and A. Gissing. 2020 (in press). Normalised Insurance Losses from Australian Natural Disasters: 1966-2017Environmental Hazards. (pre-publication post)

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Caster Semenya ruling: sports federation is flouting ethics rulesNature, doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01606-8

Pielke, Jr., R. and E. Boye, 2019. Scientific Integrity and Anti-Doping Regulation, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. (summary, a Twitter thread, email for a PDF of the published version).

Pielke Jr., R. and B-O. Linnér, 2019. From Green Revolution to Green Evolution: A Critique of the Political Myth of Averted Famine, Minerva. (shareable – free, @ journal – $)

Pielke, Jr. R., R. Tucker and E. Boye, 2019. Scientific Integrity and the IAAF Testosterone Regulations, International Sports Law Journal. (open access, correction of labeling errors here)

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Response to Briggle, Issues in Science and Technology, Winter.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Tracking Progress on the Economic Costs of Disasters Under the Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Hazards 18:1-6. (Note: Here is an update of the data through 2018.)

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Policy, pp. 40-46 in IEEJ Energy Journal: Special Issue.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Here’s How to Compensate College Athletes, New York Times, 30 October.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. On Super Bowl weekend, it’s worth considering whether male-focused sports are out of step, USA Today, 3 February.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Uninhabitable Earth — future imperfect, a book review, Financial Times, 8 March. (free version)

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. CU Regents should start over on president search, The Daily Camera, 18 April.

Pielke, Jr, R. 2019. When Is Climate Change Just Weather? What Hurricane Dorian Coverage Mixes Up, On Purpose, Forbes, 4 September.

Pielke, Jr, R. 2019. Democrat Climate Policies Are Ambitious But Fail The Reality Test, Forbes, 9 September.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Case For A Goldilocks Carbon Tax, Forbes, 13 September.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Yawning Gap Between Climate Rhetoric and Climate Action, Forbes, 19 September.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. It’s Time To Get Real About The Extreme Scenario Used To Generate Climate Porn, Forbes, 26 September.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 2050 Requires A New Nuclear Power Plant Every Day, Forbes, 30 September.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. It’s Time To Move Beyond The Toy Models that Guide Climate Policy, Forbes, 7 October.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. If Climate Scenarios Are Wrong For 2020, Can They Get 2100 Right?, Forbes,  21 October.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Biggest Threat To Climate Science Comes From Climate Advocates, Forbes, 23 October.

Pielke, Jr. R. 2019. The World Is Not Going To Halve Carbon Emissions By 2030, So Now What?, Forbes, 27 October.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Surprising Good News on the Economic Costs of Disasters, Forbes, 31 October.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Impact Of Flooding Depends More On Societal Change Than Climate Change, Forbes, 5 November.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. Everything You Hear About Billion-Dollar Disasters Is Wrong, Forbes, 7 November.

Pielke, Jr., R. 2019. The Surprising Energy Math Behind U.S. Climate Policy Failure, Forbes, 10 November.


Pielke Jr., R. (submitted). Natural disaster loss normalization studies: A literature review.


Pielke Jr., R. (2019, in preparation). The Honest Broker in Practice: Making Use of Science in Policy and Politics.

Pielke Jr., R. and R. Tucker. (2019, in preparation). Performance-Enhancing Shoes in International Athletics: Science, Equity, Discrimination and Regulation.

Harris, S., S. Jedlicka and R. Pielke Jr. (2019, in preparation). What Might Sport Policy and Politics Researchers Learn from 70 Years of Academic Policy Research?


3 June 2019. Failures of Scientific Integrity in IAAF Regulatory Policy Making, Embassy of France, Washington, DC.

14 June 2019. Energy and Climate Policy, The Breakthrough Institute “Bootcamp”

13 October 2019. Four (Should Be) Fatal Flaws in the IAAF Semenya Regulations, Play the Game 2019, Colorado Springs.


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